VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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HARDIN, ATC(AC) Walter A. "Walt" Retired waltah@olympus.net "...I served with FASRON-895 from 1952 through 1954 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. Flew in PB4Y-2s training single to multi engine conversion pilots as VP replacements. From 1954 through 1956 I was in VP-22, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Flew in P2V-5 and then Squadron converted to -5F's. Deployed to Naha, Okinawa 1955. NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington now belongs to the city of Seattle and a part of it is now Warren Magnuson City Park. The North hangers are still there and the old seaplane ramp area belongs to NOAA. Old Navy housing was turned over to the University of Washington several years ago. NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii was turned over to local government this year. Navy retained only housing and Coast Guard has beach. P-3s now fly out of former MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii on the north side of Oahu. Glad to see there's a lot of "old" VPer's still kicking ! "Keep em turning and burning and wheels dry..." [05DEC99]

LINDBERG, Ron RGLindy@aol.com "...Served USN 1945 - 1949. USNR 1950 - 1954, VP-812 NAS Minneapolis. Called to active duty 1950 - 1952 augmented into FASRON 895, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Sandpoint. PB4Y2 training with VP-772 and VP-871. My rate was AO2..." [26JUL98]

RICHARDSON, James T. jtricha@hotmail.com "...I served with FASRON-895 from 1950 to 1952 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. I was an Aviation Metalsmith under Chief Vinc Wirkman in the Metal Shop and Chief Murray in the Welding Shop. We worked on PB4Y2's and P2V's..." [31DEC2009]

ROSS, AO3 Robert L. ross508140@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-1 (fresh out of Boot Camp) in 1948 with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Kodiak, Alaska, FASRON-895 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington, USS Essex (CV-9) and was discharged at Pier 91 in Seattle in 1952. I was 17 years old in 1948 and am now 79..." [02JUN2010]

SHORT, Jack R. jackshort@sbcglobal.net "...I came from VP-27 to FASRON-895 in 1950 to 1952. I think I was the only regular Navy in the group..." [18DEC2006]

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